Rain washes out Sri Lanka-England ODI
October 10, 2018 09:11 pm
The first match of England’s tour of Sri Lanka fell foul of the elements as a deluge in Dambulla wiped out play after just 15 overs.
England’s ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla has been washed out after 15 overs following a heavy downpour.
Having already lost one of their two warm-up matches to rain in Colombo last week - the other finishing early due to bad light - England were again left pondering the decision to visit the island so close to monsoon season.
Play got under way at the Rangiri ground on schedule, at 2.30pm local time, but little more than an hour’s action was possible before a lengthy downpour began rendering the outfield unplayable despite extensive covering.
England had been asked to bat first by Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and reached 2-92 for two before the early end to proceedings.